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'Simplicity ®' rose Description
'Simplicity ® (floribunda, Warriner, 1976)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of May Kald's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: JACink
Exhibition name: Simplicity ®
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1976).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1979 as 'Simplicity'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  14 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Large, leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, hedge or landscape.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,089   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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